Down and Out in Paris and London: The classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)
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Down and Out in Paris and London: The classic reimagined with cover art by Shepard Fairey - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)

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The perfect edition for any Orwell enthusiasts' collection, discover Orwell's personal account of life on the streets beautifully reimagined by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey

To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. By day, he tramped the streets, often passing time with 'screevers' or street artists, drunks and other hobos. At night, he stood in line for a bed in a 'spike' or doss house, where a cup of sugary tea, a hunk of stale bread and a blanket were the only sustenance and comfort on offer.

First published in 1933, Down and Out in Paris and London is George Orwell's haunting account of the streets and those who have no choice but to live on them.

'A man who looked at his world with wonder and wrote down exactly what he saw, in admirable prose' John Mortimer

COMPLETE THE TRIO WITH SHEPARD FAIREY'S NEW-LOOK 1984 AND ANIMAL FARM.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141042701
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 125 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 14 mm


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He saw through everything... Many have tried to imitate his particular kind of clarity without anything like his moral authority -- Peter Ackroyd * The Times *
A man who looked at his world with wonder and wrote down exactly what he saw, in admirable prose -- John Mortimer

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“Down and Out in Paris and London”

After picking up Catch 22 this month and failing miserably to become involved in it, I turned back to another classic author I knew would not fail to captivate me, George Orwell. Down and Out in Paris and London, is a... More

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“Phenomenal ”

Down and Out in Paris and London is an eye opening account from George Orwell that really makes you think - from something so simple as how one will never eat in a posh restaurant in Paris ever again, to how... More

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Roman Alizarde

“Swarming Cockroaches and Sneering Waiters”

An example of factual storytelling at its best. George Orwell manages to make his daily struggles to earn a living in Paris and London feel really quite interesting and pull the reader through a really rather horrible... More

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